Delaware

https://delaware.gov

 

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/

List of Delaware Hospitals: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/de

 

How many hospitals are there in Delaware? 

There are 15 hospitals in Delaware. This includes 1 government hospital and 5 private hospitals, with over 2,000 beds. 
 

Who regulates hospitals in Delaware?

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services regulates health facilities in Delaware. It is also the authority for certification for assisted living facilities, state license agencies, and more.
 

How Many Nursing Homes are there in Delaware? 

There are 50 certified Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in Delaware for the 4,000 residents who require nursing services each year. 
 

Who regulates Long-term Care (Nursing Homes) in Delaware?

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services regulates health facilities in Delaware. It is also the authority for certification for hospitals, state license agencies, and more.
 

What is the Delaware Department of Health Responsible for?

The Delaware Department of Health works to improve the quality of life of its citizens through promoting health and well-being. It has 11 divisions, servicing areas of public health, social services, substance abuse, and more.

What HIPAA law(s) must be followed in Delaware? 

Both the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Delaware law give rights to one’s medical record. The HIPAA Privacy Rule sets standards applying to health care providers across the US. Individuals  have the rights to see and get a copy of their medical records and have information added to their medical records to make it more accurate. They also have the rights to file a complaint with the state agency for any violations of the law. 

 

HealthCare Compliance Issues in Delaware

Healthcare compliance issues in Delaware include: Mandatory Reporting, Healthcare Liens, Out-of-Network Billing Laws, and Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Preventions.

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